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1.  Does your institution have mandatory placement for reading?  Yes,
for all English classes (ESL-Freshman Lit and Comp) and math.

2.  What assessment do you use for reading placement?  Do you do a
follow-up
assessment to ensure proper placement?
State approved tests.  In all Writing/comp collect "first week writing
sample" and students placed into a class on the basis of the Assessment
test have a chance of moving up to a higher level.  In some Reading
classes and in ESL Grammar classes, a "back-up" reading test is
administered for the same purpose.

Dr. Elida Moreno
English Skills/ESL
Santa Barbara City College

>>> Dan Kern <[log in to unmask]> 10/5/2006 10:13 AM >>>
1.  Does your institution have mandatory placement for reading?

 

Yes = mandatory assessment and placement.

 

2.  What assessment do you use for reading placement?  Do you do a
follow-up
assessment to ensure proper placement?

 

COMPASS, ASSET; yes, a follow-up = after previous assessments indicate
one
of two levels of dev ed reading, we provide an informed opportunity
during
the first week of classes for the purpose of the student using the
Nelson-Denny (as a pre- and post-assessment that is given an amount of
the
grade for the semester) to confirm or change their reading placement
performance.

 

This semester, a more intense sermon was delivered for their entire
first
class session about their gaining access to the reading courses based
on
what each of them told us by his or her previous assessing
performances.
For whatever reasons, of the 111 students whom I assisted with the
NDRT-G,
over 30 students, about 33 or 34 without digging, changed sections with
27
or 28 moving from the lower level reading skills course to the higher
level
reading skills course and with the others understanding the results
and,
after discussion, agreed to move from the higher level to the lower
level
reading course.  Three or four tested out but opted to take the higher
level
course because of individual weaknesses in individual reading
comprehension
skills they perceived the practice could strengthen.

 

The link for the Missouri Developmental Education Consortium (MoDEC)
provides this inner link for placement information for eight of our
state's
community colleges:

http://www.eastcentral.edu/modec/mainfiles/placementlinks.html 

 


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